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It's Weigh Day!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Well, my second week is in the books and although the last two days were an extreme challenge for me, I lost another 2.9 pounds! As much as I wish my journey to losing 100 pounds was quick and easy, I think I'm settling into my new healthy lifestyle quite nicely. I'm trying very hard not to focus on the scale (some days are easier than others) and am trying to place my emphasis on non-scale victories. For example, here are a few non-scale victories for me in the past week:

1.) I hit 10,000 steps all 7 days!
2.) I tracked every bit of food and water.
3.) I logged into Sparkpeople everyday and engaged and educated/helped myself with articles, support, and motivation.
4.) I didn't binge and stayed within my calorie goal everyday.
5.) During my two times of extreme cravings this weekend, I chose air-popped popcorn (no butter) and a skinny cow candy crisp (and stayed within my calorie allotment!).

I think it's important to consider non-scale victories because I know there will inevitably be weeks where I don't have a loss or the scale might even show a small **gasp** gain. I need to be mentally prepared for this and don't want it to derail my success and healthy habits. I am noticing I have more energy, I am noticing that I wake up with a desire to hit my steps goal rather than immediately craving junk food. I can already feel my heart and lungs getting stronger, as I'm not wheezing on a walk from the parking lot to a store. I'm also eating more fruits and veggies, All of this is something to be proud of!

What are some of your non-scale victories?? Here's to another successful week everyone! Cheers!

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    yes, slow and steady wins the race.

    Healthy Choices are HEALTHY Choices even when we don't see a loss on the scale. You are being Healthier! CONGRATS for making choices that will extend your life! and...allow you to be active and enjoy it! Keep up the great work!
    1653 days ago
  • no profile photo CD16902173
    Way to go! You are doing great and I am both impressed and inspired.
    1654 days ago
    I LOVE THIS! Non-scale victories are so much more rewarding then looking at the numbers on the scale!
    1655 days ago
    Congratulations on your goal setting and achievements
    1655 days ago
    You are doing fantastic! The one thing i forgot on my blog "benefit package" was I got my lap back.
    1655 days ago
    That's so great! I also have a significant amount to lose but I've decided I'm not rushing it. Just trying to change my eating patterns so I love the non-scale victories. Even if others don't notice, these victories feel so good. Good for you!
    1655 days ago
  • FUNNYFACE101002
    Way to go. You're doing great. You are right it takes a long time to lose 100 #. You have a good attitude. Planning will help you with the bumps in the road. Plan you food. Know what you're going to have. You got this.
    1655 days ago
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